Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than a pool party! Whether it is an evening for two or a big celebration with friends and family, if you have a pool, then you have the perfect setting to create a memorable time.
Dazzling Decorations: Things to consider when decorating your beautiful pool.
Decorating for a party can be the highlight of the necessary preparations. You get to put your creative hat on and have fun! Your pool is already the focal point of your outdoor space, so keep in mind what areas your guests will gather in and highlight them with your decorative style. Red, white, and pink balloons, small clusters of roses in vases, floating candles, outdoor string lights, yard signs with Valentine themes are just a few simple ideas to create the perfect mood for your guests. The pops of color will be a big splash. If you want to do a little extra, provide your guests with red towels to use when they step out of the spa or your heated pool.
Consider how much time you want to spend setting up and cleaning up after your pool party, and decorate accordingly.
Fabulous Food: Sweet and Savory
Valentine’s Day conjures up images of chocolates, red velvet cake, chocolate covered strawberries, and assorted sweet indulgences. Pairing sweets with savory is the perfect combination for your pool party guests. Instead of preparing a big meal, try serving an assortment of appetizers on festive platters and simply create a dessert bar. Remember, prepare everything in advance, so you can simply enjoy your guests and a dip in the spa.
Pristine Pool: Get Your Pool Ready to Enjoy
You have your decorations and food all wrapped up, but don’t forget about the reason you are having your pool party and take some time to make your swimming paradise pristine. Clean your pool in the morning and test the water. If you are heating the pool and/or spa, allow enough time for the water to heat up. This timeframe can vary depending on the weather and type of heater you own. Lastly, turn those stunning water features on, and if you have multi-colored LED pool lights, choose colors that will enhance the Valentine’s Day mood.
Stay Safe: Keep an Eye on Your Pool
Be vigilant when entertaining and observe what others are doing around the pool. Safety is always the first priority, especially if adult beverages are being served. Inform your guests that areas may get slippery and to use caution when walking in those areas. Investing in a first aid kit is also recommended.
Enjoy the Pool Party!
Now that you have done all the preparation and everything is ready to go, you can enjoy a terrific Valentine’s Day poolside with your guests, creating memories that are sure to boast lots of love.
Let us build your backyard dream so you can start enjoying your own holiday pool celebrations. Call Keith Zars Pools at 210.494.0800 or visit our website.